NAF…Diet for Ataxia

:slightly_smiling_face: I saw this on NAF
Someone had asked why yoghurt was omitted from the ‘Diet for Ataxia’

NAF replied…

There is some evidence to suggests that avoiding foods high in Tyramine can reduce dizziness in folks with disorders like Ataxia or Parkinson’s. Tyramine is an amino acid that natural occurs in cultured dairy products, fermented foods, and cured meats. It is important to note that some people find avoiding tyramine rich foods (like yogurt) beneficial, but others do not.

If someone want to try a low tyramine diet, it will take about 4-6 weeks before they see any changes in how they feel (if any). Talking with a dietitian can be helpful when planning a low tyramine diet to ensure they are still getting the other nutrients they need.